Fuel Your Home
Propane isn’t just a clean and American fuel, it’s also versatile. Propane is an affordable way to heat your home, but it can do so much more. Propane can fuel water heaters, space heaters, fireplaces (indoor and out), cook tops and ranges, dryers and swimming pools.
No matter what your propane needs are, give us a call!
- Propane delivery
- Propane tank installation services
- And much more!
Our staff is 100% certified in their fields of expertise to get you set up properly and safely the first time. We make switching propane service providers easy and affordable. Call us today!
Why Do Our Customers Think We're the Best Propane Service Provider?
We take customer service seriously. Because we’ve been serving customers across the region for 50 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about what customers are looking for when it comes to fuel for their homes.
Our team has deep experience. Many of our trained service technicians have been with us a long time, and every one of them is committed to providing you with safe, reliable service, now and for years to come.
We meet the needs of our customers. However you heat your home, farm or business, Shute Oil & Propane can help. We provide customers with propane, heating oil, gas and diesel fuel, so whatever your fuel of choice is, give us a call!
One more thing: Thanks to our national connections, we have exceptional access to reliable sources of fuel supply. So you’ll never have to worry about being without heat, even in the harshest winter months here in the Upper Peninsula!
Different Homes Need Different Propane Tank Sizes, and We Have Them!
At Shute Oil & Propane, we offer a variety of tanks and installation options. We will set the propane tanks, run gas lines, connect to the home or business, test for leaks.
Residential propane tank sizes, gallons:
Above ground propane tanks:
- 120 gallon propane tank
- 330 gallon propane tank
- 500 gallon propane tank
- 850 gallon propane tank
- 1000 gallon propane tank
What Size Propane Tank Do I Need?
Step 1: Determine Tank Size
Factors influencing tank size are the total square footage of the home, total BTU load of installed propane appliances and the climate zone. Typical horizontal propane tanks have a water capacity of 125 to 1,000 gallons and can be filled with propane to the 80 percent level.
Step 2: Determine Tank Placement
We evaluate accessible, safety-approved sites when selecting a location for a propane tank. Considerations should include:
- Building and safety codes, which vary from location to location.
- Ease of access, to allow delivery trucks the ability to refill the tank in all seasons (tank must be located within 100 feet of the driveway).
- Overall site design, aesthetics and landscaping.
Step 3: Tank Installation
Basic tank installation can be completed in a few hours, either by our own service technicians or approved contractors who can complete the project in an efficient manner.
Step 4. Regulator Placement
Regulators come with pipe size and distance requirements, just like tanks, and cannot be placed closer than 3 feet horizontally from any building opening, such as a window well, nor can they be placed closer than 5 feet from any source of ignition, such as an AC compressor. Our Shute Oil and Propane technicians will ensure that your tank is in compliance.
We offer propane delivery options!
Automatic Propane Delivery
Our Automatic Delivery Program leaves the scheduling to us! If you sign up for Automatic Delivery, we add you to a regular route so that we stop by each month to top off your tank. How’s that for service? You won’t need to call us for a delivery.
This reduces the possibility of an undesirable out-of-gas situation. Shute Oil & Propane does ask you to notify us if there has been a change in your home that increases your usage. If you are not currently enjoying Automatic Delivery, call today.
Some customers prefer to let us know when they need a propane delivery. They order on a “will call” basis. It is important that Will Call customers do not let their tank get below 30% to ensure we can schedule a delivery. It is your responsibility to watch your gauge regularly. Watch the video on our propane safety page to see how to check your gauge!